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Marlin Mine 7

August 16, 2007

Marlin Mine 7

Marlin Mine 7

The escalation of tensions due to the selective repression of community leaders in addition to the displacement and mistreatment of indigenous communities at the hands of Guatemalan authorities opting for the implementation of internationally funded mega-projects is comparable to the tragic events that occurred during the 1970s and 1980s during the construction of the Chixoy Dam in Baja Verapaz as well as the EXMIBAL Nickel mine in El Estor, Izabal. Both cases concluded with a number of massacres and even the complete extermination of communities who resisted the projects.

Juana Valentina Bámaca, wife of Mario Bámaca, states: “The mine is bad. We want it to leave!”

by James Rodriguez/www.mimundo.org

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